Nissan made quite a splash at the recent Geneva Auto Show. With intelligent mobility designs and never-before-seen concepts, the automaker is quickly becoming an industry leader. New features include Piloted Drive, Premium Concept, IDS, and a range of electric vehicle technologies as well.
According to Nissan, the Nissan Geneva Show lineup featured some truly unique designs, especially the IDS or Intelligent Driving System concept. This complex system of sensors works with an artificial intelligence unit to avoid virtually all dangers on the road. This on-road autonomous design may appear in testing by the end of the year.
Piloted Drive is a European vehicle design, but it will be the first autonomous system on that continent. This new technology allows cars to drive autonomously in heavy traffic and gridlock, borrowing technologies like automated cruise control and a range of sensors. Although this system is also in the testing stages, it may appear as early as 2020.
The LEAF is getting some added technologies as well. This includes an augmented LEAF-battery system, 100 vehicle-to-grid chargers, and added efficiency. By this rate, Nissan will lead the industry to zero-emissions, zero-fatality driving in the next few decades. We can’t wait to see the future that is in store for us at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO!
The Tokyo Motor Show has so far been the location of many wild reveals, from surprising updates of current models to innovative new projects and technologies. One such unusual concept has been that of Nissan’s Teatro for Dayz concept model.
The Teatro for Dayz concept is essentially a hybrid of an automobile and a tablet, with an interior that is almost entirely covered in screens. As a passenger, you’re able to watch movies, play video games, and more – with the screens all around you.
While the Teatro for Dayz model isn’t going into production anytime soon, it certainly offers an exciting look into the future of what’s to come with tablet technology in automobiles.
That’s the million-dollar question, and since we don’t have the answer, we’ll go ahead and jump on the speculation bandwagon. We are all aware that a new LEAF is on the way, but Nissan is keeping pretty hush-hush about exactly what that means (which isn’t really much of a surprise). Now that the automaker has revealed its electric Sway concept, everyone is wondering – could that be the 2017 Nissan LEAF?
The simple answer: yes, it could. There has been plenty of speculation that the next generation LEAF could ditch its unique and unconventional design for something more streamlined. According to Green Car Reports, Nissan even went so far as to say that the Sway concept vehicle exemplifies the future design language of its small cars.
The Sway’s modern and refined design, and sleek lines, could potentially attract a variety of new buyers who criticized the LEAF’s current “obviously-electric” look.
Whether or not the 2017 Nissan LEAF turns out to look a lot like the Sway remains to be seen, but we’d suspect that at least some of the design elements found in the Sway will make their way to the newest LEAF.
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“Auto show concept cars typically feature exaggerated body panels and trim to attract consumer attention. Automakers often tweak the production vehicle with more modest styling,” according to Automotive News. Not Nissan. Not this time.
Based on the sneak peek we got in Nissan’s SB49 commercial and other reports, the new Nissan Maxima will look almost identical to the sports sedan concept
The automaker has redesigned the Nissan Maxima sport sedan for the 2016 model year. And it looks nearly identical to the Maxima sport sedan concept that Nissan presented over a year ago at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Then, we saw it gleaming in Tootsie Pop orange.
Like Automotive News says, it’s truly rare that enthusiasts get to put their hands on a production model that so closely resembles the concept. That’s why we try to approach auto shows with reservation even while we dream madly of getting behind the wheel.
Those who caught the wonderful Super Bowl spot from Nissan about a race-car dad should have also caught glimpse of the new Nissan Maxima sport sedan. This time, it was in Tootsie Pop raspberry.
Nissan plans to officially unveil the new Nissan Maxima sport sedan at the New York Auto Show in April. We’ll keep you up to date on all the latest 2016 Maxima news here at the Economy Nissan blog.
Concepts serve as a means for automakers to test various designs and technologies and to flex their muscle for the public. Most never reach production—to the great disappointment and dismay of many a car enthusiast.
Nissan presented two concepts in Tokyo in 2013: the Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO. Torque News says that after Tokyo, Nissan brought these two bad boys on the road, parading them for the whole world to see.
The Nissan IDX Freeflow Concept was brought out at SEMA recently.
And not just the physical cars, mind you, but people could also experience the IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO as a video game. They were “pre-production test beds to gauge consumer reaction.” That’s Torque News summarizing comments made by Carlos Ghosn, Nissan CEO.
After all that, it looks like the IDx Freeflow from SEMA will be put into production! There’s speculation that this car will be a replacement for the venerable 370Z. Shiro Nakamura, design chief for Nissan, did make comments saying that he’d like to see the new 370Z “a more affordable, approachable sports car.” Sounds like he is describing the IDx Freeflow!
Either way, those of us here at Economy Nissan are looking forward to see what comes off the end of the assembly line.
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